We are thick into it now – the new year – which brings with it resolutions and renewed commitments. Once in a while, the soul needs the comfort of a little music. And we have just the thing on Sunday, February 8: ENNIS offers a live performance that it powerful, compelling and fresh – just like the wind and waves that wash over their home shores of Newfoundland.
After releasing 6 CDs as The Ennis Sisters (earning a JUNO and multiple ECMAs along the way), ENNIS (sisters Maureen and Karen Ennis together with Mark Murphy) released “Lessons Learned” in 2011, winning the 2011 ECMA for Roots Traditional Recording of the Year. In July of 2012, they released “The Fortunate Ones”, which includes original songs plus songs by Ron Hynes, Bob Dylan and a rousing pub song Ladies Lounge (co-written by Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle). Without a doubt, ENNIS has established itself as a world class act.
“Their performance of the song I Will Sing You Home was the most magical, real, human experience that I have even seen at a live music event. The energy of the crowd shifted to a palpable, emotional energy. It was profound.” (Liz Scott, Irish Mountain Music)
We are hoping to start the show a tad earlier than usual – at 7:30 pm, given that it is a ‘school night’. We will collect the $20 cover just before the break – 100 % goes to the artists, as usual. Non-alcoholic beverages will be offered. You are invited to take along any wine/beer/etc. that you wish to enjoy. There will be a selection of munchies at the break. Contributions to the munchies table will be shared happily although not required.
RSVP* to email@example.com or 902 434-8355. It helps us plan (for chairs, brownies, etc). And please tell all your music-loving friends about Patchwork and bring them with you to a show.
Best, Monique & George Patchwork House Concerts 30 First Ave., Bedford